Evolving in Monkey Town
Reviews and Press

"With Evolving in Monkey Town, Rachel Held Evans steps onto the stage as a gifted writer, an honest storyteller, and a compelling voice in the Christian community. She represents what is most hopeful and promising in a new generation of articulate, intelligent, and faithful young leaders." - Brian McLaren (read more endorsements)

August 2010

Guest Post:  On Faith – The Washington Post 

Review: Justin Topp – Jesus Creed

Interview: Julie Clawson – Emerging Women

Article: Relevant Online

Review: Art Boulet

Review: David Foreman – Lifewalk 

Review: Michael Pahl – The Stuff of Earth 

Interview: Part 1Part 2 – Janet Oberholtzer  

Review: Susan Ott – Associated Content 

Review: A Time to Rend 

Review: AndyBox.com 

Review: Small Town Pastor 

 Interview: Tim McGeary – Burnside Writers Collective

Review: Daniel Kirk – Storied Theology

Review: Micha Boyett Hohorst – Mama:Monk

Review: Jen Rose – Divinest Sense

Review: Joshua Graves

Review: Shelby Clarke

Interview: That Guy K.C. – Off the Cuff

Review: Fr. Christian Mathis – Blessed is the Kingdom 

“I love to read stories that ask questions, that live in the tension, that allow me to bring my doubt and uncertainty and join the conversation...Evolving in Monkey Town is one of those stories.” —Shauna Niequist (read more endorsements)

July 2010

Feature: Bob Smietana – The Nashville Tennessean and USA Today

Review: Zena Neds-Fox - Englewood Review of Books

Review: Paul VanderKlay – Think Christian

Review: Alish Sanvicens – Seattleite Imagery

Review: Trudy Morgan-Cole – Compulsive Overreader

Review: Amanda Johnson – Sense and Nonsense-ibility

Interview: Brett McCracken – The Search

Review: Leon Bloder – Prebymergent  

Dianne – Unfinished Work

Review: Tiffany Lucus – The Broken Telegraph 

Review: Chad Estes – Captain’s Blog

Review: Tim McGeary – To the Tune of Tim

Review: Ted Gossard – Jesus Community 

"There are many good books worth reading, but a truly remarkable book will leave you pondering matters long after the cover is closed. I loved this book.” —Karen Spears Zacharias (read more endorsements)

June 2010

Review: Karl Giberson - Huffington Post

Review: Chaplain Mike – Internet Monk

Review: Dennis Venema - BioLogos Forum

Review: Richard Beck - Experimental Theology

Interview - Part 1 & Part 2Jason Boyett - O Me of Little Faith

Review: Quivering Daughters

Review: Danny Bixby

Interview: Marshall Jones Jr. - Bond Christian

Podcast Interview: Coffee Chats – Travis Mamone

Review: Ray Hollenbach – Students of Jesus 

Review: Book Nook Club

Review: Allen Paige – From Grace to Wisdom

Review & GIVEAWAY and InterviewAlise - Big Mama's Blog

Review: Jonathan Stegall

Review: Christian Doubt

Review: Jim Kane

Review: Katie Leigh - Cakes, Tea and Dreams

Interview: Susan Ott – Associated Content

Review: Sarah Askins - From Tolstoy to Tinkerbell

Review: Elizabeth Esther

Review and Interview: Mason Slater – New Ways Forward

Review: Wendy Paine Miller - All in a Day's Thought

Feature: John Armstrong

Feature: Cranbrook Daily Townsman

Review: Christian Retailing

Review: Mike Leaptrott – Progression of Faith

Review & Excerpt: Karen Spears Zacharias 

Review and Interview : Esther – A Traveler’s Story 

Review: Andrea Shultz 

Review: Devin Rose – St. Joseph’s Vanguard and Our Lady’s Train 

Interview: Michelle DeRusha – Graceful

Review: Chad Holtz – Dancing on Saturday 

Review: Amy Kiane 

Review: Chad Stringer- The Common Loon

Evolving in Monkey Town impacted my spiritual journey in ways I never imagined. I can’t remember a book that I enjoyed reading more, partly because Rachel is a great writer, and partly because she so fearlessly examines the conflict between her inherited beliefs about God and the truth of her own spiritual experience. There’s a certain weight to Evolving in Monkey Town that distinguishes it from the other spiritual memoir books out there." —Jim Palmer (read more endorsements)

May 2010

Interview: Matt Appling The Church of No People